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PHP cURL Basic Authentication Alternatives for CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER & CURLOPT_USERPWD…?

Posted by: admin July 12, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

Are there any alternatives to using CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER & CURLOPT_USERPWD for supplying Basic Authentication for cURL PHP?

I have a super long password, so CURLOPT_USERPWD wont work as it truncates at 256 characters.

curl_setopt($data, CURLOPT_USERPWD, $username . ":" . $password);

And I would like to stay away from using CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER for security reasons.

curl_setopt($data, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, "Authorization: Basic " . base64_encode($username . ":" . $password));

Any alternatives?

How to&Answers:

What makes you think CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER is disabled for security reasons?

It accepts an array rather than a string. Try this instead:

curl_setopt($data, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER,
            array(
              "Authorization: Basic " . base64_encode($username . ":" . $password)
));